Thursday , 21 September 2017

Mobile Apps for ETC lanes

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recently launched two new mobile apps, MyFASTag and FASTag Partner, to enable the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection.

MyFASTag is a consumer app which could be downloaded from the App Store for both Android and iOS systems. A user can purchase or recharge FASTags easily through this app. The app also helps to keep track of transactions and provide online grievance redressal.

FASTag Partner is a merchant app, in which agencies like Common Services Centre, banking partners and vehicle dealers can sell and join FASTag. The app can also be used to activate the RFID tags fixed in around 74 lakh cars following the 2013 Gazette Notification.

From October 1, 2017 onwards, 371 NHAI toll plazas in the country will become FASTag enabled.  One lane in every toll plaza will be a dedicated FASTag lane where no other form of payment will be accepted.  Other lanes, even though FASTag enabled, can accept other forms of payment.

In addition, NHAI has also come up with online sale of FASTags and offline sale through Common Services Centre (CSC) near toll plazas. FASTag could be purchased online from Issuer Banks websites / NHAI website / IHMCL website and will be delivered by courier at the door step of the purchaser. Beginning from today, FASTags can also be bought from sale points of Common Services Centre (CSC) to be set up near toll plazas.